Renoyr ran well in a couple of handicaps in July before falling at Downpatrick and should get into the mix but Opera Music's connections have been waiting for fast ground and it was those conditions when he won a strong handicap at Wexford. Today's going will be against him so it's TA BLAZES who gets the vote. Paul Rothwell's mare won this a year ago and was having only her second start of the campaign when narrowly beaten at Downpatrick last month. Marshim has been runner-up three times in her last five starts and not beaten far in any of them but he's climbed the weights as a result and has it all to do.
Do The Bookies 16-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd after 3 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 17l behind Golden Kite (11-5) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep.
Renoyr (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Well off pace in mid-division, mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Claragh Native (11-10) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Sep, 15 ran.
Baizically (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, never a factor, ridden, 11th of 18, well behind Ballygill Gale (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Sep.
Opera Music 7-1 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, progress from before 5 out, challenged and on terms approaching straight, in front and drifted a little left on run-in, stayed on well, won at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul beating Grand Cru (10-9) by 1l, 16 ran.
Aves (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th after 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 45l behind The Colleen Ban (10-6) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Sep.
Vickie (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) In rear for most and niggled along at stages, never a factor, 6th of 7, well behind Lady Olwyn (10-1) at Tramore 2m 5f mares hcp hdl 9-109 hvy in Aug.
Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 11th halfway, no extra before 4 out, 14th of 27, 41l behind Hidden Shamrock (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 11th early, no danger and kept on from 3 out, 5th of 16, 17l behind Ted Veale (11-12) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Attempted to make all, clear at stages, reduced lead before 2 out, attempted to assert again from last, stayed on well run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 8, nk behind Rare Symphony (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mare hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Sep.
Marshim (IRE) 3-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, close up after 3 out, on terms approaching straight, in front before 2 out where joined, narrowly headed before last, kept on without quite matching winner run-in, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Fair Dilemma (11-5) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Sep.
Mellow Manner (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd 2 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened, 7th of 14, 48l behind Bill The Yank (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Arkendale (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) 11th of 15, 37l behind Cherryantor (10-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Sep.
Foildearg (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 16, 18l behind Kai Li (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Keep Movin (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, close enough in 10th when slight mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Kai Li (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep, 16 ran.
Flight Control (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression, 8th of 11, 34l behind Sobrando Lodge (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Sweet Sylvia (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, kept on same pace from 2 out, 11th of 14, 32l behind Littletown Lass (11-1) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Aug.
The Gnathologist (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, moderate 7th approaching 2 out, 7th of 14, 31l behind World Citizen (10-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Tipped Up Harry 50-1 (11-9) In rear, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Mill Gale (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Moving On (10-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jul, 12 ran.